Online Learning Update

November 26, 2010

Pupils without internet ‘disadvantaged in education’

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:01 am

by the BBC

An increasing amount of homework requires use of the internet for online learning. More than half of teachers believe that children with no internet access are seriously disadvantaged in their education, a survey has suggested. A fifth of the 585 teachers surveyed for the Times Educational Supplement and charity E-Learning Foundation said internet access was essential for pupil’s homework. The charity also warned it was seeing support from the government cut. It is estimated two million children live in homes without internet access. An increasing amount of schoolwork, especially at secondary school, is dependent on computer use.

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